Medical Team & Service Open 24/7

The Medical/First Aid building is located on the basement level of the morningside grandstand building.

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Read This First - Extremely Important

From your Medical Leadership Team (Dr. David Mayor, MD;Pamela Krueger, MSN, RN; Cindy Aguinaga, BSN, RN)

It is extremely important, imperative, and directly related to the success of each camper to follow these expectations, which are also outlined in the podcast Listen here! created by the medical team.

Your safety and an amazing experience is our utmost goal.

The medical team members are licensed and trained; however, we are limited in our resources. We will do what we do best with love, kindness, skill, and prayer.

  1. The medical team is NOT equipped to manage chronic diseases
    • You must bring ALL prescription medications plus a little extra just in case
    • Each club leader should bring basic first aid supplies:
      • Tylenol, Advil, Band-Aids, peroxide, disposable ice packs
      • KEEP ALL MEDICATION SECURED and only accessible by adults
  2. If anyone is a diabetic, please bring ALL medications and testing supplies
  3. If anyone is asthmatic, please bring ALL inhalers and rescue inhalers
  4. Please make sure that medication for anxiety, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal concerns, etc., are packed with enough to cover the time gone and a little extra
  5. If you require special “Durable Medical Equipment” such as wheelchairs, please be advised that there are sidewalks, however, access to the various campsites is rough terrain
  6. The medical team is not equipped and/or responsible to provide you with the specialized equipment and/or supplies that are needed

Medical Support Care

  • The medical building will be staffed with doctors and nurses 24/7 as well as Paramedic/EMT teams that will be on golf carts roaming the grounds throughout the day and until after the evening program is completed and everyone is settled in for the night.
  • Medical service at the Pathfinder Camporee is created to provide additional support for the well-planned healthcare that each Pathfinder club plans to provide for each of its own members. The medical service team is a group of volunteer professionals (Doctors, Nurses, EMS providers, Pharmacists and support staff) who will provide medical care on the Camporee campground as guests in a community which provides excellent healthcare. The entire medical team will operate within Wyoming state as well as local regulations and requirements.
  • Beyond the care that each club gives to its members, the medical team will provide complimentary First Responder service. EMS providers that volunteer for this service will be well qualified to provide onsite First Responder service. Not only providing basic medical service but transporting patients that they deem need more care to the main medical clinic for care by a physician. If the patient requires more medical care than the clinic setting allows, they will be transported to a local community clinic or hospital. This transportation will be provided by the Medical Service Vans or if more support for transport is required, the local EMS will provide the transportation. There will be a dedicated Ambulance parked onsite at the medical clinic for immediate support.

Safety Preparedness and Wellness Information Podcast

Listen to the 2024 International Pathfinder Camporee podcast with Adventist Risk Management and the Camporee Medical leadership team.

Listen here!

Personal Oxygen Tank Usage

If any campers (adult or Pathfinders) require Oxygen tanks for personal use, please contact Pamela Krueger. This information is needed to alert the DME company for keeping a supply on hand in the event it is needed.

Vaccinations

Please bring a list of vaccinations that campers have had (adults & Pathfinders) in the event there is a concern about a contagious disease. If the adult or Pathfinder has not been immunized, please make a note on their medical history form.


First aid 1 On-Site Emergency Services

If You Need to Call On-Site Emergency Service

Contact Safety or Medical if a problem or issue arises, using the phone numbers listed below. Do not call 911.

The quickest, easiest way to obtain professional help for any type of emergency is to call:

  • Camporee Safety Emergency Dispatch: 307-685-9405 
  • When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and your location to the Camporee Safety Dispatcher.
  • Do not hang up until you are told to do so.

There is an ambulance on site, therefore, call:

  • Medical/Ambulance dispatch first: 307-685-9401 or 307-685-9402
  • When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and your location to the Camporee Medical Dispatcher.
  • Do not hang up until you are told to do so.

Important Medical Helps for Everyone

Letters to Clubs from the 2024 Medical Team

Tips from your Medical Team

Parents/Guardians fill out form Below for your child and give it to your Club Pathfinder Director before the Camporee. Club Pathfinder Leaders will bring this form to the Medical Building if your child needs medical attention.

If you have any questions please contact Pam Krueger, Medical Coordinator.


Camporee Health Tips

Drink Water

It is extremely important for each person in your club, sponsors, families, and support staff to drink at least 64 ounces of water per day. It is easy to become dehydrated which leads to other problems such as abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, constipation, and weakness. It is highly recommended you drink at least one bottle of water with Gatorade type powder added to it to ensure you maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. Drink! Drink! Drink! Water is your friend!

Use Hand Sanitizer

Use hand sanitizer after using the Port-o-lets and before and after eating.  Apply it faithfully and liberally. Always have it available at your campsite to help prevent the spreading of germs and bacteria.

Regarding Food

Keep the refrigerated food in your camp colder than 41 degrees at all time. Restock the ice frequently and use a thermometer to make sure it is staying cold. If it becomes warm, bacteria will begin to grow and multiply and you will get sick as a result of eating it. This precaution applies to cut fruits such as melons.

If you are heating food, bring it to a full rolling boil or use a stem thermometer to make sure it gets to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not under cook fish, chicken or other raw foods of an animal origin. They are especially dangerous. Do not hold any food out of temperature more than 3 hours. Bacteria numbers by that time will be such that food borne illness will be very likely.

Keep the food surfaces in your camp as clean as you can. Wash your dishes in soapy hot water and rinse them in water that has 2 teaspoons of bleach added for every gallon of water. Dirty dishes can breed bacteria and make you ill.

Be cautious about where you eat and drink. While sharing is a great part of the Camporee experience, food sharing has inherent risks associated with it. Be very careful about eating food that you are offered if you are not sure that it has been prepared safely.

If you exhibit symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, high fever, jaundice and malaise, you may be carrying a viral pathogen that is highly contagious to others. Seek medical attention immediately and do not prepare or handle food.

Sun Exposure

The sun can be very harmful if you get too much. It is a brutal source of radiation that can make you very sick and ruin your Camporee experience. Use hats, sunglasses, sunscreens, and shelters to minimize your exposure.


Local Area Hospitals & Clinics

Campbell County Memorial - Hospital

501 South Burma Avenue, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307-688-1000

Hours of Operation:
24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
Individual departments vary

Website

Campbell County Health - Clinic

501 South Burma Avenue, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: (307) 688-1000

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 8 am-8 pm, Last patient taken at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 8 am-6 pm, Last patient taken at 5:30 pm

Website – Walk in Clinic

Campbell County Medical Kid Clinic

800 Butler-Spaeth Rd, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307-688-8700

Location Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm; Closed for lunch, noon-1 pm

Website


Local Pharmacies

Smith's Pharmacy

906 Camel Dr, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307-682-1217

Hours of Operation:

  • Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Website

Walgreens Pharmacy

2000 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-682-4517

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon – Fri: 8am – 10pm
  • Sat: 9am – 6pm
  • Sun: 10am – 6pm

Website

Walmart Pharmacy

2300 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-686-5166

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon – Sat:  9am – 7pm
  • Sun: 10am – 6pm

Website

Osco Pharmacy

2610 S Douglas Hwy, Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-687-2996

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Website